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It gets better project

The It Gets Better Project was started by Dan Savage and his husband Terry in response to another heartbreaking news story about a gay teenager who killed himself after being bullied mercilessly by his classmates.

“You gotta give ’em hope,” Harvey Milk said.

Today we have the power to give these kids hope. We have the tools to reach out to them and tell our stories and let them know that it does get better. Online support groups are great, GLSEN does amazing work, the Trevor Project is invaluable. But many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like, let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them.

-excerpted from the Savage Love column in which Dan Savage announced the It Gets Better Project on YouTube.

Watch the video that Dan and Terry made for the project:

Posted in Personal Stories, Socio-politics.

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